Why I want to be mentor in this category: These are my strengths, I prepare everyday meals with self taught skills. If I needed to make fancy meals I can do that too. I want cooks new and old to have confidence in the kitchen.
What inspires me in this category: It's where everyone starts from.
Experience: I have 30+ years of experience of trial and error cooking. I can help beginners learn confidence in putting together a meal. Basic kitchen skills, Family Nutrition, Homemade Ingredients.
Biggest Lesson Learned: Everything starts with a clean organized kitchen. Before you begin have every ingredient and tool at hand.
Books, classes, teachers that have helped me: I have hundreds of cookbooks (It's a hobby). If I can find one recipe I might try or alter to my tastes I get it. I ask questions of other cooks. If I taste something I like I do the research. I am a try anything once kind of gal.
Education, Awards, Pro Experience: I have an AAS degree in environmental chemistry, I have years of experience. I love food! I am frugal and creative. I have been and continue to be a unadvertized caterer for small weddings, dinner parties and birthday celebrations.
Plan menus and keep up with what is in your pantry